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United States Department of Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Great Lakes Region

MI-CW3318 Michigan Crop Weather August 20, 2018

Field Crops
There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan
during the week ending August 19, 2018 according to Marlo
Soybeans Setting Pods
Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the 100
National Agricultural Statistics Service. Spotty rain 80

Percent
showers occurred in some counties of the Lower Peninsula. 60
However, rain was mostly limited to the southernmost parts 40
of the State, and the majority of the regions reported that 20
0
there was little to no rainfall. Drought stress continued to
Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9
negatively impact most crop conditions. Do to the overall
lack of precipitation, leaf rolling was a common occurrence 2018 2017 5 Year Average
in many corn fields. Soybeans continued to progress and
set pods. However, spotters reported seeing spider mite
damage in some fields. Sugarbeet processors opened to
prepare for the start of harvest, which reportedly got Corn Dough
underway at the end of the week. Hay and pasture
conditions continued to decline in areas that did not receive 100
rain. There were reports of some second harvest yields 80
Percent

60
being low as a result of stunted and short grass, and some 40
third harvests being nonexistent because of the overall hot 20
and dry summer. Despite reports of pastures being short and 0
having poor conditions, cattle and other livestock continued Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9
to look healthy. Other activities included the spraying of
herbicides and pesticides. 2018 2017 5 Year Average

Fruit Crop Condition: Week Ending 08/19/18


Very
Fruit crops remain about 2 weeks ahead of normal. Harvest Crop Poor Fair Good Excellent
poor
of early season apple varieties continued; Zestar, Paula (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent)
Red, and Gingergold were harvested in the south. Growers Corn .......................... 5 14 30 44 7
renewed fungicide application efforts to reduce pressures Soybeans .................. 3 8 26 54 9
caused by sooty blotch. Peach harvest continued; Red Barley ....................... 4 15 15 65 1
Haven and other major varieties were being harvested in the Dry Beans ................. 4 9 36 46 5
south. Grapes were in veraison in the south; berries were Sugarbeets ................ 2 6 16 68 8
Range and Pasture .... 12 28 31 25 4
softening and coloring. Blueberry harvest was winding
down. Some growers reported an earlier than normal
Crop Progress: Week Ending 08/19/18
completion of Elliot due to low yields. Growers applied
fungicides and insecticides to protect against fruit rot and Percent Completed
spotted wing drosophila. SWD populations rose last week. Crop/Activity This Last Last 5 Year
week week year average
Days Suitable for Fieldwork .. 5.7 5.4 - -
Vegetables
Corn Silking .......................... 96 90 94 98
Onion harvest began in the west central region. Carrots Corn Dough ........................... 58 39 54 58
continued to make good progress although disease pressure Corn Dented .......................... 14 7 10 9
Soybeans Blooming ............... 94 90 95 98
was reportedly high. Kale, green beans, squash, and Soybeans Setting Pods........... 80 69 84 86
zucchini were harvested and heading to Flint area farmers Barley Mature ........................ 91 81 NA NA
markets. Pickling cucumber harvest continued in the Barley Harvested ................... 63 31 NA NA
eastern region. Potato late blight was confirmed in Monroe Dry Beans Blooming ............. 93 88 85 93
Dry Beans Setting Pods ......... 78 69 66 76
County. Growers are encouraged to be vigilant in scouting Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting ........ 91 88 NA NA
efforts. Risk levels were highest in southern growing region. Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting ......... 47 35 42 NA
Other Hay 2nd Cutting .......... 89 84 NA NA
Other Hay 3rd Cutting ........... 24 16 19 NA
Oats Harvested ...................... 75 55 59 66

Soil Moisture: Week Ending 08/19/18


Very
Item Short Adequate Surplus
short
(percent) (percent) (percent) (percent)
Topsoil moisture .............. 14 38 46 2
Subsoil moisture .............. 14 39 45 2

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Weather Summary For Michigan [Great Lakes Region NASS]
Based on RCC data

For the Period: August 13, 2018 - August 19, 2018

LAST WEEK WEATHER SUMMARY DATA|April 01, 2018 - August 19, 2018
|
TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION | PRECIPITATION GDD BASE 50F
----------- ------------- | ------------- ------------
STATION HI LO AVG DFN TOTAL DAYS | TOTAL DFN DYS TOTAL DFN
------- -- -- -- -- ----- --- | ----- ---- --- ----- ----
10_Western_UP
CLARKSBURG 90 45 67 +5 0.78 1 | 13.03 -1.32 48 1280 +237
HANCOCK HOUGHTO 88 54 66 +2 0.06 1 | 19.70 +8.92 47 1400 +250
IRONWOOD 87 53 68 +4 0.00 0 | 19.51 +3.92 44 1530 +224
MARQUETTE 89 58 69 +2 0.58 1 | 12.58 +0.43 42 1255 -31
MENOMINEE AP 88 55 70 +4 0.00 0 | 18.90 +4.25 48 1749 +356
NORWAY 89 54 72 +6 0.00 0 | 13.34 -1.06 40 1861 +357
PAULDING 88 49 67 +4 0.01 1 | 15.06 +0.74 48 1390 +232
STAMBAUGH 2SSE 87 48 69 +7 0.06 1 | 13.95 -1.14 46 1334 +232
10_Eastern_UP
CHATHAM EXPERIM 87 47 68 +3 0.00 0 | 16.01 +2.49 41 1264 +32
GARDEN CORNERS 84 48 69 +4 0.00 0 | 16.47 +1.57 47 1394 +122
MANISTIQUE WWTP 83 52 68 +4 0.00 0 | 13.99 +0.88 43 1182 +96
MORAN 87 55 71 +7 0.00 0 | 12.50 -0.11 40 1407 +269
NEWBERRY AP 87 52 66 +2 0.03 1 | 8.92 -4.86 48 1392 +238
RUDYARD 88 49 68 +3 0.03 1 | 8.57 -4.61 32 1466 +193
SAULT STE MARIE 90 59 71 +6 0.00 0 | 11.61 -0.83 58 1615 +390
20_Northwest_LP
ANTRIM COUNTY A 89 53 71 +4 0.06 4 | 19.27 +6.54 67 1771 +185
BEULAH 7SSW 89 60 75 +7 0.00 0 | 14.05 -1.37 51 1906 +310
CADILLAC WEXFOR 89 56 72 +6 0.00 0 | 9.21 -5.97 45 1778 +309
EAST JORDAN 2NW 89 54 72 +5 0.00 0 | 15.18 +2.45 43 1700 +114
KALKASKA 89 55 72 +7 0.00 0 | 11.40 -2.77 47 1688 +310
LAKE CITY EXP F 90 54 72 +7 0.50 2 | 11.51 -3.12 52 1763 +333
NW MICHIGAN RES 88 63 75 +7 0.00 0 | 11.40 -1.54 49 1937 +264
PELLSTON REGION 90 50 68 +4 0.00 0 | 10.36 -1.55 48 1618 +366
TRAVERSE CITY C 91 63 74 +7 0.00 0 | 13.64 +0.02 60 2076 +502
30_Northeast_LP
ALPENA COUNTY R 94 56 70 +5 0.00 0 | 17.86 +5.22 59 1738 +343
ATLANTA 91 53 71 +7 0.21 2 | 8.91 -5.71 42 1736 +383
HALE LOUD DAM 90 58 72 +5 0.21 1 | 18.27 +4.28 49 1754 +266
MIO WWTP 92 55 72 +6 0.67 2 | 12.81 -1.75 47 1832 +342
ROGERS CITY-HOE 93 56 71 +4 0.00 0 | 7.78 -5.62 19 1407 -19
VANDERBILT 11EN 91 48 70 +6 0.00 0 | 7.19 -5.91 35 1421 +98
WEST BRANCH 3SE 89 57 72 +5 0.51 2 | 16.46 +1.95 54 1768 +264
40_West_Central_LP
FREMONT 4 WSW 90 60 74 +6 0.06 1 | 12.11 -8.86 50 2012 +368
HART 3 WSW 91 57 74 +7 0.00 0 | 10.41 -4.74 55 1969 +374
LUDINGTON 89 59 73 +5 0.01 1 | 15.33 -0.13 55 1822 +185
MUSKEGON COUNTY 87 62 74 +4 0.15 1 | 14.72 +1.58 63 2167 +329
50_Central_LP
ALMA 89 55 71 +2 0.06 1 | 11.54 -3.37 40 1987 +165
BIG RAPIDS WATE 89 57 72 +5 0.00 0 | 13.70 -2.17 49 1692 +82
GLADWIN 89 58 72 +4 0.00 0 | 15.89 +1.05 44 1876 +198
MOUNT PLEASANT 92 59 73 +5 0.00 0 | 18.65 +3.83 56 2164 +364
WELLSTON 1N 89 53 72 +5 0.15 1 | 15.45 +0.28 58 1740 +119
60_East_Central_LP
BAD AXE 86 61 73 +5 0.00 0 | 11.08 -3.43 53 1929 +281
CASS CITY 1 SSW 85 57 71 +4 0.33 1 | 11.10 -3.76 52 1625 -10
SAGINAW MBS INT 88 64 73 +4 0.42 1 | 15.95 +2.15 61 2212 +356
VASSAR 88 58 72 +5 0.04 1 | 13.03 -3.16 49 1904 +256
70_Southwest_LP
BENTON HARBOR A 85 61 71 +0 0.38 3 | 20.71 +4.74 65 2140 +86
BLOOMINGDALE 87 58 72 +3 0.44 2 | 22.47 +6.11 60 1934 +156
DOWAGIAC 1 W 84 60 73 +4 0.31 2 | 18.52 +1.00 46 2207 +345
EAST GRAND RAPI 88 60 74 +4 0.08 1 | 12.94 -8.44 51 2108 +61
FREMONT AP 90 59 72 +4 0.06 1 | 10.10 -10.87 52 2109 +466
KALAMAZOO BATTL 86 60 72 +2 1.25 2 | 22.73 +6.25 70 2364 +312
80_South_Central_LP
BATTLE CREEK KE 86 61 74 +4 0.15 1 | 18.59 +0.55 66 2310 +172
CHARLOTTE 87 61 73 +4 0.00 0 | 19.39 +4.08 48 2130 +314
COLDWATER ST SC 85 60 73 +3 2.02 2 | 20.11 +2.24 50 2172 +264
HASTINGS 86 59 73 +4 0.31 3 | 19.95 +3.08 59 2064 +278
HILLSDALE 86 61 73 +5 1.37 3 | 18.32 +0.79 54 1804 -54
LANSING AREA 88 62 74 +4 2.64 2 | 18.36 +3.67 66 2234 +300
OWOSSO WWTP 88 61 74 +4 0.02 2 | 14.93 +0.24 58 2110 +270
THREE RIVERS 84 59 72 +2 0.18 2 | 25.36 +7.50 54 2150 +108
90_Southeast_LP
BURTON 4N 88 59 72 +4 0.86 3 | 13.66 -5.87 58 1949 +144
FARMINGTON 87 61 73 +3 0.45 3 | 18.88 +4.21 53 2070 +178
GROSSE POINTE F 89 55 71 +1 0.78 3 | 17.79 +1.93 44 2026 +120
LAPEER WWTP 87 60 73 +5 0.12 3 | 10.57 -4.07 51 2102 +318
NEWPORT 4SSE 87 62 75 +3 0.93 3 | 20.65 +5.31 61 2150 +143
RICHMOND 4 NNW 88 61 73 +5 0.46 2 | 18.10 +2.43 48 2086 +284
SALINE 89 57 73 +3 0.51 4 | 15.91 +0.37 48 1922 -6
TIPTON 2WNW 89 58 73 +3 0.22 4 | 16.73 +0.32 53 2008 +82
WHITMORE LAKE 1 84 59 71 +3 0.60 3 | 14.72 -0.02 53 1906 +168
YALE 1 NNW 86 53 70 +3 0.08 1 | 13.47 -0.88 46 1716 +98

Summary based on NOAA Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) data. DFN = departure from normal.
Precipitation (rain or melted snow/ice) in inches. Air temperature in degrees fahrenheit.
Climate normals used are for the 1981-2010 period.